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by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 2173
Views: 29506

Re: The Gun Room

I had a KMart junker as a kid. The ejector would often slip over the rim of the shell and lock up the gun. I had to learn to carry a screwdriver with me when I went hunting. As soon as I got the money, I bought a better gun. Other than buying a better gun, how would you be able to fix the issue of a...
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

At 7 yards or less you can miss just as badly using sights in a hurry as you do without them. Target sights are great for top level accuracy, and combat sights are more easily used in high speed stress filled situations. It is just simply matching the tool to the job at hand. Practice is more likely...
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Fire Progress Report
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: After Fire Progress Report

Good to hear that things are moving in the right direction.
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

I hope you never need to use your skills, but it seems like you are on the wisest track for that occasion when you couldn't avoid happens. Muscle memory from practice is useful when under stress.
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

Short distance and in a hurry, I don't use sights. If the range lets you, practice picking up the gun and shooting center mass on a torso type target fast at 7 yards. You may be surprised at how muscle memory can keep you on target pretty well. Do not expect to be winning any IPSC matches, but you w...
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I could be wrong, but I have heard that the .45 ACP was supposed to duplicate the weight and velocity of the .45 Colt. In my revolver, the ACP is comfortable and easy to shoot, as are the loads for the .45 Colt that are safe for the old first generation Colts. Due to the .45 ACP being relatively low...
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brilliant: Schiff T. Coyote
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Brilliant: Schiff T. Coyote

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: For the Contender fans here

Does all that make you understand why some folks are annoyed with the process? OK, drift over. I am still wanting a Contender. I haven't made a decision on the caliber yet.
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

A few years back, at a Wedding reception after party outside of Midlothian Texas, someone got enough Tannerite and a few people to shoot it that it rattled windows as much as 12 miles away. I was at work when it happened. We all thought someone had rammed a car ito the building.
by piller
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 2173
Views: 29506

Re: The Gun Room

The behind the scenes name for Efudex is 5 FluoroUracil. Abbreviated as 5FU. It is Chemotherapy, which is just a fancy way of saying we are poisoning you to kill the cancer or pre-cancer cells and we will try to stop in time to save your life. Receiving Chemo is never easy. Since it can save your li...
by piller
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I have a Ruger with the same 2 calibers. I hope you enjoy your FA as much as I enjoy my Ruger. I find the .45 ACP cylinder to be more accurate in mine. No big deal. The .45 Colt cylinder is still plenty accurate. It is fun at the range when someone who doesn't know about the .45 ACP cylinder watches...
by piller
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifter Day
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Drifter Day

Rambo is sitting on my shoulder.
by piller
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifter Day
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Drifter Day

Looks healthy and happy.

Our ChihWeenie loves everyone. She is about 5 pounds, has more energy and fun than you can believe. We have a Rhodesian Ridgeback rescue dog that stays outside, and he is also high energy.
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by piller
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Approved For Teachers"
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: "Approved For Teachers"

Shouldn't a Gym Teacher have a flame thrower---so you can feel the burn?
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Approved For Teachers"
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: "Approved For Teachers"

The Librarian version is funny. The principal should have a .45 1911 style. A little older and more authority.
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump investigating biden
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Trump investigating biden

The fact that they said President Trump was investigating a political rival tells a lot. Quid Pro Joe had not announced his candidacy at the time of the phone conversation. Therefore, it means that D'Oh Bitem had already been decided upon as the candidate. Violations of Election Law such as that sho...
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....

As far as accuracy, my Walther & Wesson model 99 compact in .40 is as good as anything I have ever used. It is striker fired. My Glock is good, but that hybrid sold by Smith & Wesson with Walther made parts has to be used to be believed. It is not an imitation of a Glock. I have fired revolvers that...
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

I like that.
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

At 15 feet I can see well enough to know friend or not in what would be complete darkness due to the colors each person puts out. Heat signature, aura, or whatever you want to call it, we all have it. Most people never pay attention to it because they have no need. When you cannot see well, you lear...
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just received here on the Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Just received here on the Ranch

Very nice!
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....

I think Glock guns are ugly and they feel funny. They shoot good. I guess ugly is as ugly does, because it is difficult to get the same reliability at any price point.
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Ask your doctor about an LED ! :lol:
Plus, when you have LED, you can take Viagra or Cialis for it. :lol:
by piller
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: HENRY Model X

Phyllis Diller on her worst day was not as ugly as that thing from Mossberg. AND we all remember that Mrs Diller was known for her ugliness.
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF Custom Ruger SRH Alaskan 454 Casull
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: SPF Custom Ruger SRH Alaskan 454 Casull

I hope whomever bought it will fire it and give us a report.
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 wadcutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: .44 wadcutter.....

Why not try wadcutters in other calibers? Use some caution in how hot the load is, just as you would do with any other caliber and bullet combination. At the very least you will find out if they are accurate in your firearm.
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

At 25 feet, I have to depend on the color patterns to identify a person if I am without my glasses. Believe it or not, I can distinguish friends at that distance without my glasses. I can see the greenish glow of a scorpion at that distance, too. In full daylight I cannot possibly see a scorpion at ...
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

I have a Marlin Guide Gun. When out hunting, the recoil is not really noticeable. At the bench most loads are in the trapdoor level because they are easier to deal with. The .458 Win Mag is probably much the same other than more of the same.
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got sick
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: I got sick

Sand? What ills?
by piller
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: HENRY Model X

In any of the 3 calibers, it could be good for home defense. I just would have to find a way to get past the looks.
by piller
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

As long as I have shown respect for those buried there, I never had an issue at a cemetery. I worked for the Parks and Recreation Department in my Home Town back when I was a teenager. We had to help with the cemetery before the holidays to make it look nice, and to clean it up after. I was always r...
by piller
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: HENRY Model X

That is one seriously ugly levergun. Wood furniture should help the looks. Maybe.
by piller
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Dimpled Balls

What had an effect on Lorena Bobbit's slice? I think she had a bad jerk.
by piller
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Python Recall
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Python Recall

rossiM92, I will have to do that. I have heard good things about them.
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives of Alaska
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Knives of Alaska

Today my son and I got a tour of the facility at Knives of Alaska/Diamondblade Knives. Very, very cool. I have a couple of their knives. Great quality and they hold their edge well on cardboard. Customer service is great in my opinion. I have not had my Diamondblade knife long enough to find out if ...
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

If you could handle the recoil, it should be a good life saving gun when charged by something such as a rhino, elephant, or Kodiak brown bear.
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Nice to see some people with 'traction' on the left coming forward
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Nice to see some people with 'traction' on the left coming forward

There are people coming to Texas with the purpose of changing the way we vote. Look at the enormous amount of money poured into Beano O'Rourke's campaign for Senate. We cannot be complacent even in Texas.
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Dimpled Balls

If dimpling worked on everything, I would bet it would be done on things such as bullets already. Perhaps it is not as effective at supersonic speed.
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Python Recall
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Python Recall

New guns, or new remakes of old guns, have been known to have issues. If Colt fixes the issues, it will show me that they want to stay in business. I am not really interested in the Python. I have a couple of .357 revolvers that fit my hand. I might get a Dan Wesson with the interchangeable barrels ...
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Oops!

Nothing showing. Is everything OK?
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

SightHunter has a Yildiz over and under from Academy. Nice shotgun. Good wood to metal fit, and it will not close if a sheet of notebook paper is inserted. Very tight.
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

A small light .380 that she can keep in her purse. Of course with training of point shooting up close. I don`t automatically believe everything a woman or anyone else tells me. There`s always two sides to a story. You cant carry a shotgun around shopping or whatever. Fine to keep in her house or ap...
by piller
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

My contacts are a -10 on the diopter scale. Glasses are at -12. I can use a bright flashlight, flip it on, and identify the color blob 10 feet away as known or unknown as fast or faster than anyone I have ever been around. Each and every one has what I see as a unique color blob. With glasses it is ...
by piller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They really are out there ...
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: They really are out there ...

Blaine, I don't know the answer. Harriers are old technology. Has something that is more advanced been developed? Could be.
by piller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

Without my glasses, I cannot see farther than 6 inches. I can see colors better than humans are supposed to be able, but I have always been blind. With glasses I have 20/20 vision. I can move in my house in total darkness without bumping anything. My mother has an obsessive compulsive disorder to mo...
by piller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 494

Re: Anybody fire lap?

Different gun. Different results. My Rem 700 shoots great cleaned to bare metal in the bore, and not so good with a little fouling. No, I cannot explain exactly why.
by piller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

I have to agree with the suggestion of an indoor range and trying some different choices. If she can teach cross fit, she can hold and use a shotgun.
by piller
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)

Prisoners of our own device. That is the Millennial generation to a T-Mobile. I su-Spectrum that the human race forgetting how to speak is on the Verizon.
by piller
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

I just had to drachma self back for one more. It it 42 gallons of laughs, and that is why I came back.
by piller
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The puppy and the cat ;)
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: The puppy and the cat ;)

:lol: Don't mess with someone who carries a fist full of knives at all times.